The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery built along Jalan Stesen in South Klang is an interesting place to visit if you want to know more about the nine Sultans of Selangor. The gallery is housed in the Bangunan Sultan Sulaiman, more popularly known as the “White House” of Klang.
This neo classical building built in 1909 housed the British Land and Administrative office and was designed by the renowned PWD architect Arthur Bennison Hubback.
Officially opened in Oct 2007, the Royal Gallery showcases an extensive collection of memorabilia and royal paraphernalia of the 8th Sultan of Selangor Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, hence its name.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery
The Sultanate has its humble beginnings in Kuala Selangor, about 50 km from Klang. In 1766, Raja Lumu, then the Raja of Selangor and of Bugis origins was coronated by another Malay Sultan in Perak, Sultan Mahmud Shah II whose lineage can be traced to the last Sultan of Melaka. All this information and much more can be found in Gallery Hall 1
The 9 Sultans and year of reign as follows
- Sultan Salehuddin (1766-1782)
- Sultan Ibrahim (1782-1826)
- Sultan Muhammad (1826-1857)
- Sultan Abdul Samad (1857-1898)
- Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman (1898-1938)
- Sultan Hisamuddin (1938-1942, 1945-1960)
- Sultan Musa Ghiatuddin (1942-1945)
- Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz (1960-2001)
- Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (2001- present)
Each one of the Sultans have a story of their own. Three of them have the honorific title of “Sir” bestowed on them by the British monarchs. One reigned two times as Sultan. Another one became Agung or King of Malaysia. One cried as he gave away part of the state as Federal Territory to the Federal government.
Although Klang is the Royal Town and has a palace, the current Sultan does not reside in it. Instead it is used as a protocol palace where all official activities of the Royal household are carried out here like the Sultan’s Coronation, conferment of awards and titles, etc.
Simply head to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery and learn more about the colourful Sultans of Selangor. The Gallery is opened every day from 10am to 5pm, except on Monday and Public Holidays.
Or simply join us at Old and Spicy Klang tour where you will be given a tour deluxe of the Gallery as well as a Heritage Walk around Klang town, with a delightful banana leaf rice lunch thrown in.